Diamondhead is a 6-song EP that I wrote in my hotel room on a recent trip to Hawaii. I'm as proud of it as I am of any of my three NMK albums, maybe prouder. It feels somehow more personal.
You can buy Diamondhead either as a digital download, a CD, or a limited edition-handmade CD with lyric book.
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I have recorded three studio albums as No More Kings with my friend and producer Neil DeGraide, but Diamondhead is my first solo album. I am extremely proud of it, for many reasons, not the least of which is that it marks the beginning of a new season in my life.
Until recently, I had never been to Hawaii. And suddenly in the last two years, I've gone three times. On my most recent trip, I was compelled to work on music in my hotel room. With the view of the Diamondhead crater out my hotel window to inspire me, I wrote the rough sketches of the six songs that would become the Diamondhead EP. Each song captured a feeling that I had being there on the island, away from the mainland. When I got back home, I immediately worked the songs up into full demos.
My friend Bill Zappia plays keyboards in the Terry Fator show band at the Mirage. He is also the Musical Director. And as such, Terry and I have relied on him countless times to work up beautiful arrangements to songs we had written for the show. Each time, we were astounded at how good Bill's arrangements were. I knew that I wanted to work with Bill on something for a long while now, and with Diamondhead in my pocket, that chance was now.
I am happier than ever that the album is finally out. Check out the first lyric video below.